1533.28 Wildlife and fish restoration projects in cooperation with United States.

The state hereby assents to the provisions of the act of congress entitled "An act to provide that the United States shall aid the states in wildlife restoration projects, and for other purposes," approved September 2, 1937, Public Law Number 415, as amended; and to the provisions of the act of congress entitled "An act to provide that the United States shall aid the states in fish restoration and management projects and for other purposes," approved August 9, 1950, Public Law Number 681, as amended.

The division of wildlife shall perform such acts as are necessary to the conduct and establishment of cooperative wildlife and fish restoration projects, as defined in said acts of congress, in compliance with said acts and with rules of the secretary of interior thereunder. No funds accruing to the state from license fees paid by hunters, trappers, or fishermen shall be diverted for any other purpose than the administration of the division of wildlife pursuant to Chapters 1531. and 1533. of the Revised Code.

The chief of the division of wildlife with the approval of the director may enter into agreements and participate in federal aid fish and wildlife programs, including, but not limited to:

(A) "Federal Aid To Wildlife Restoration Act," Public Law Number 75-415 as amended;

(B) "Fish Restoration and Management Act," Public Law Number 81-681 as amended;

(C) "Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act," Public Law Number 96-366;

(D) "Endangered Species Act (wild animals)," Public Law Number 93-205 as amended;

(E) "Anadromous Fish Conservation Act," Public Law Number 89-304 as amended;

(F) "Commercial Fisheries Research and Development Act," Public Law Number 88-309 as amended.

The chief of the division, with the approval of the director, may, as he deems appropriate, further enter into agreements for the purpose of obtaining financial assistance to benefit fish and wild animals in Ohio.

Effective Date: 11-15-1981